Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Peg also included a few treats with the quilt. There was a package of eucalyptus candies, which I'd show you, but Grace has really enjoyed them! There was also a tube of Vegemite. I had no idea what it was, I only knew it from the old Men at Work song. I haven't tried it yet, maybe for lunch today?
We've been out of school for a week now. Why is it the last 3 days of school seemed to take a year, but the first week out of school flew by? We've been busy, but things are starting to settle down for the summer. I've had time to quilt some customer quilts and do a little sewing. It's also time to start building this year's Canoe Carnival float. Our design this year is simple, so it should be an easy build. I designed this year's float, so I hope it turns out! The boss is happy...he can use power tools. As he always says about Canoe Carnival...You combine beer, electricity, power tools and water...what's not to love?
If I get something done, I'll be back later with a peek at the latest quilt I'm working on. I need to add some pink to it!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Tiered boxes...top one is filled with thread, the middle one is fabric scraps and the bottom is empty for now....
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
There was a miniature golf course, like you'd find on the boardwalk...
They could play skee ball in front of Lucy the Elephant in Margate....
There was an arcade....
And of course an under the sea themed dance floor, complete with disco ball!
In Cape May they could have their pictures taken in old fashioned costumes on the front porch of a Victorian house...
In Sea Isle City they could have their fortunes told by a gypsy....
In Wildwood they could get tattoos (the boss and I made the tattoo parlor!)
We even had some cruise directors...
The parents were allowed to stay for the first half hour of the dance so they could see the kids come in and check everything out...then we were kicked out. But...there was also an inflatable bungee jumping thing that led from Grace having a wonderful time....
To a trip to the emergency room this morning....
Fortunately it's not broken, but she'll be on crutches for a week. The night certainly was memorable!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
This morning at school, the art teacher came to me and said, "You're a quilter. Would you have any scraps that you'd like to donate to the art classes? We make puppets and the fabric I have has been rooted through for so many years, I just can't look at it again. What I really need is strips of fabric, we use them for the arms of the puppets..." Strips? Did she say STRIPS? Of course I have strips. So the bags above are going to the art teacher tomorrow....and my strip bins are EMPTY!!!!
I don't know how many yards of fabric are in there, but all of them have been used in one quilt or another over the years and it's nice to see them going to a good home. AND THEY'RE OUT OF MY SEWING ROOM!!! Of course, I did manage to make room for a few new fabrics in the last week. The fabrics below are from my stash and have been paired with the new fairy fabric from Michael Miller. These will become a quilt for a special little girl.
Judy was having a Quiltathon today and I got to play a little bit. I spent several hours quilting on a customer quilt. I'm quilting an all over feather design and today was one of those days where I got "in the zone" and it felt good to quilt. Until my back started to hurt. So I went upstairs and sewed the binding on the front of the second graduation quilt. The handsewing will be done over the weekend since it's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days...I'll be sitting under an air conditioning vent while I sew!
Wow, two posts in the same week...my mom is going to be happy! :o)
Monday, June 02, 2008
I decided to clean out some scraps for the back of these quilts, so here's the back for quilt #1. Quilt #2 is equally busy!
After busting all this stash, it was time to buy a few things to brighten up my collection. Pictures of those soon...I washed them and need to iron them.
On Saturday we had our first work meeting for Canoe Carnival...August 2nd is the date this year and it will come quickly. Our theme is decided, construction is planned and we'll actually start building on Saturday. This year the boss is the group captain. Our other fearless leader will be heading to Iraq in August, but leaves for training on June 10th. He'll be deployed to Iraq for 400 days. His son will also be deployed to Iraq in the fall. If you can, please say a prayer for their safety and for the safe return of all of our soldiers.